The End of the World’s Most Beautiful Voyage

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage: The Last Leg of a Thoroughly Enjoyable Journey: Day 13: Ålesund - Torvik - Måloy - Florø - Bergen.The final day on board. Past Ålesund , Torvik, Måloy and Florø the ship patiently weaves its way through the skerries of the West Coast and by lunch, glides … [Read more...]

Nordkapphallen, a Visitor Centre at the Edge of the World

Visiting the North Cape Hall or Nordkapphallen Day 6 of our Hurtigruten cruise and our coach from Honningsvåg drops us off at the North Cape Hall or Nordkapphallen, a visitor centre with very modern facilities. The North Cape Hall was built inside the mountain and from here you have a … [Read more...]

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse – One of the Most Beautiful

Hurtigruten Cruise: Kjeungskjær is One of the Most Distinctive Lighthouses: Two hours forty minutes after our cruise departs Trondheim, we come across Kjeungskjær Lighthouse which is located on a small rock beyond Ørlandet. This lighthouse, or "fyr" in Norwegian, is considered to be one of the … [Read more...]

Crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33' North

Crossing into the Land of the Midnight Sun: Travel in Norway has many highlight moments and crossing the Arctic Circle is one of them. This imaginary geographic border circles the earth at 66°33' north and marks the border with the Land of the Midnight Sun. When one crosses the Arctic Circle on … [Read more...]

Northern Lights – We See the Lights!

On a Mission to See the Northern Lights: It's 2:30 a.m. when the phone rings. It's the Reception informing us that the Northern Lights have been sighted. Half asleep, I'm not sure if I'm hearing correctly or if this a practical joke?  By this stage of our return Hurtigruten cruise, I was … [Read more...]

Tromsø – Hunting the Northern Lights

Tromsø has Many Northernmost Claims: Tromsø is a town that can boast of many things. This capital of Arctic Norway is the gateway to the Arctic Ocean and is the largest town in the polar region of Scandinavia. Tromsø is a very important research town and at Polaria, the national centre for … [Read more...]

So What’s a Trollfjord Drink?

A Hurtigruten Tradition on Crossing the Arctic Circle: We reached the Arctic Circle this morning and as we pass the entrance of the Trollfjord, it is a tradition on  a Hurtigruten cruise that you have a Trollfjord drink. Our invitation says to put on warm clothes and to be out on the deck at … [Read more...]

Visiting Alesund and Molde on our Norwegian Cruise

Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise - Alesund and Molde Visits, Norway: DAY 2:  Floro - Maloy - Torvik - Alesund - Molde - Kristiansund. Early arrival at Maloy at 06:45 The ship rounds the Cape of Stadt, Norway's westernmost point. You will pass the bird rock of Runde where 32 species of birds are … [Read more...]

Arriving at Bergen Flesland Airport, Bergen

Norwegian Coastal Voyage - Bergen, Norway DAY 1: Bergen. Arrival in Bergen.  Catch Hurtigruten transfer from Bergen Flesland Airport to Hurtigruten terminal at Nostebryggen Quay.  Boarding starts at 16:00. (Light Snack) We arrive at Bergen Flesland Airport at 16:50, too late to … [Read more...]

Cruising Norway’s Spectacular Coastline with Hurtigruten

A Spectacular Voyage along Norway's Coast: The Hurtigruten 12-day Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen is a spectacular voyage showcasing Norway's scenic coastline, its rich sea heritage and the life of communities along the coastal stretch.  Doing the cruise at Christmas time, … [Read more...]